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Canada-Zimbabwe fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Zimbabwe

General Information

Capital: Harare
Population (million): 14.91
Total Area: 390,580km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = n/a (Multi-currency regime)- Annual average)
National Holiday: 18 April, Independence Day
Language(s): English, Shona, Sindebele, other tribal dialects

Political Information

Type of State:
Semi-Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5 years term (no limit). Legislative: Bicameral Parliament - House of Assembly (270 members) and Senate (80 members).

Head of State:
President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Head of Government:
President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and International Trade : Sibusiso Busi Moyo
Industry and Commerce: Sekai Nzenza
Finances: Mthuli Ncube
Justice: Ziyambi Ziyambi

Main Political Parties:
Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), Movement for Democratic Change - Alliance (MDC)

Elections:
Presidential and legislative-lower and upper house: Last: 2018. Next: 2023

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Zimbabwe Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 16.87 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 1,131.52 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) -8.28 1.64
Inflation: (%) 255.29 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $5,076,073
Canadian imports from country: $8,864,068
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in the country: $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Ruth Masodzi Chikwira

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador René Cremonese

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Zimbabwe
Year Exports Imports
2015 $5,539,840 $2,243,478
2016 $11,324,682 $2,381,601
2017 $13,022,258 $15,016,144
2018 $12,300,478 $5,126,101
2019 $5,076,073 $8,864,068
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Zimbabwe
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $300,281 $
02 Veg. Prod. $1,946,274 $521,347
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $5,250
04 Food Prod. $1,164 $3,887,647
05 Mineral Prod. $ $3,953,227
06 Chemical Prod. $402,043 $12,273
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $128,153 $679
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $28,276
09 Wood Prod. $ $6,355
10 Paper Prod. $50,233 $4,565
11 Textiles Prod. $4,607 $195,147
12 Dress Access. $57 $9,117
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $12,461 $15,968
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $6,312
15 Base Metal Prod. $138,452 $50,490
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,098,593 $11,687
17 Vehicles and Equip. $477,568 $262
18 Specialized Inst. $303,966 $3,771
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $68 $15,534
21 Antiques $ $136,161


September 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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